Monday, 10 September 2012

What's Your Chocolate? blogfest

Oh, yeaaaaaah, baby. I had to participate in this one. It's hosted by the ultra groovy Laura EnoM PaxBrinda Berry and Ciara Knight. The idea for this blogfest is as follows:

"Post about your favorite chocolate – what it means to you, where and when you indulge, a favorite memory – anything chocolate-related."

First, I will mention that we tend to pop into this delightful place just around the corner from work, Chocolateria San Churro. Here you can buy the sort of hot chocolate they made in Chocolat. So far I have not seen any Johnny Depps for sale - great shame, too - but in the meantime, I shall continue to enjoy the very, very guilty pleasures to be found in this naughty, naughty place. And yeah, we will go there for dinner sometime. ;)

In other news, you know what strange combination I absolutely swear by? White wine and dark chocolate - all at the same time. You take a bite of chocolate (must be dark chocolate, friends; no other kind is worthy), then take a sip of wine, and let it all swirl around together. No doubt this sounds gross to most or all of you, but to me, it was a wondrous discovery, and I do it whenever I can.

In closing, I will say that somewhere in the depths of my home's "storage" is a photo of an Easter bunny my mum gave me one year, that got melted in the sun. I can't find the photo, but I can give you a description I wrote of it back in the day:

"...The Easter bunny melted in the sun and looked all retarded. That was my favourite Easter bunny EVER. Major head injury bunny, but so cool."

And, to continue on the Easter note:

"I am one of those weirdos who is endlessly amused by the Easter eggs with stupid faces drawn on the wrappings. So when you take the wrapping off and smooth it out, it looks all ridiculous and skewed."

32 comments:

  1. White wine and dark chocolate sounds kind of cool!

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  2. I love your description of the melted Easter bunny - how funny!

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  3. And the wine and chocolate are healthy too!

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  4. I would love to try one of those gourmet hot chocolates. It'd be extra yummy with a Johnny Depp. Pity they don't sell those.

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  5. I would love to have a gourmet hot chocolate place near me. Oh wait, maybe not. I'd be double my size. Oh, Johnny Depp should be mandatory.

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  6. I'm kinda hooked on M&M's right now. Your chocolate obsession is way more exotic ;)

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  7. Ooh, how great to have the Chocolateria so close. I'm not much of a wine drinker so I'll stick to chocolate and coffee for my drink combo.

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  8. I wish I still ate chocolate, because I'd enjoy it with wine.

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  9. Those are great Easter egg descriptions. :)

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  10. I'll have to try the wine and chocolate thingy. I loved getting chocolate bunnies for Easter as a child. Usually the only chocolate I had all year.

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  11. You bet! Chocolate and sparkling champagne is even better!! (although I am pretty sure we did milk chocolate-- only it was Lindt milk chocolate which is heavenly!!) Cheers!

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  12. oh yes! We have a Chocolateria San Churro closeby. I love their chilli hot chocolate. YUM!

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  14. I don't think I've tried the white wine/dark chocolate, yet... :)

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  15. twisted!! love it!
    and dark choc & white wine? sounds yum! i will try!

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  16. Chocolateria San Churro sounds like my kind of place! YOu lucky lady.
    I like the sound of your chocolate mix with wine, though i'd probably have mine with grapes.

    The Easter egg tales made me smile, too.

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  17. You play with your Easter chocolate! I wish I could drink wine - sigh. It sounds like a great combo. Thanks for joining the blogfest. :)

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  18. Oh, I had forgotten about Johnny Depp in Chocolat! He was so sexy, and even made the chocolate sexy!

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  19. Euphoria Chocolate company in Eugene, Oregon. Full on Mouthgasm. Seriously. I like a good melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate with RED wine (a merlot), so I hear you there.

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  20. Funny story about the Easter bunny . . .

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  21. White wine and dark chocolate sound like a match made in heaven...kinda like yin and yang.

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  22. Ohhh that chocolate shop sounds yummy...... so jealous...

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  23. I mentioned on another blog about the joys of wine and chocolate - something Belgian and dark, possibly coffee flavoured works very well indeed!

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  24. I love how you think - chocolate for dinner, chocolate with wine.... Mmmm, good!

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  25. My mother always eats my Easter bunnies.

    And I never thought about that wrapper face thing. I am going to have to try it now. 0-0

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  26. The white wine and dark chocolate sounds very tasty. Would love to try one day when I can have wine again (for health reasons). Yummy!

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  27. Haha, when I turn 21, chocolate and wine is the first thing I'll eat! ;)

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  28. OMG, have you had chocolate wine? So yummy! And poor Easter bunny. Did you still eat him?

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  29. Personally, I think wine goes with everything. Even the things wine connoisseurs think don't go together, but I have to draw the line in the sand at chocolate...

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  30. I'd like to try white wine and dark chocolate.

    It was great seeing everyone's post for this blogfest.

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  31. i missed a Chocolate blogfest???! Oh, the shame...

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  32. Ooh, I definitely need to try out the white wine and dark chocolate thing! Maybe not while I'm marking exams ... Actually, maybe it SHOULD be while I'm marking exams ;)

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